Molecular characterization of Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream isolates collected in a Dutch university hospital between 1999 and 2006.

E. Nulens, E.E. Stobberingh, H.A. van Dessel, S.A.E. Sebastian, F.H. van Tiel, P.S. Beisser, R.H.C.A. Deurenberg*

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We observed that, between 1999 and 2006, up to 50% of the methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) bloodstream isolates in our hospital had a genetic background common to endemic methicillin-resistant S. aureus clones (clonal complex 5 [CC5], CC8, CC22, CC30, and CC45). Furthermore, several successful MSSA lineages, such as CC7 and CC15, were observed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2438-2441
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008

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